Lot # 14: 1952 Topps #261 Willie Mays (HOF) - SGC EX 5

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Starting Bid: $2,500.00

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Item was in Auction "Fall, 2023 Premier Auction",
which ran from 11/5/2023 12:00 AM to
11/25/2023 9:00 PM

One of the absolute keys to the 1952 Topps set, the semi-high card of Willie Mays has bene enjoying some well-deserved attention over the past several years.  This specimen is a blazer, graded EX 5 by SGC with a fantastic, dark purple background setting off the image of Mays in the foreground.  The Hall-of-Famer is sporting a crisp but also subtly shaded white uniform, with a dark cap prominently featuring the interlocking and crystal clear orange NY logo. There is the tiniest bit of wear visible on his neck, while the centering is pushed to the upper left on a card typically seen with centering issues. A lower right corner tip can be seen, while the other three have come through the years nicely. The reverse has a wax stain visible along the bottom as oriented here, and a black print smudge, not too prevalent, near the number. This is a fine example of the Say Hey Kid's first Topps card, one of the keys to the most popular postwar baseball issue.

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